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Extract Directly from Time Machine

Normally you use Time Machine to restore lost data in a file like this: within the Time Machine interface, you go back to the time the file was not yet messed up, and you restore it to replace the file you have now.

You can also elect to keep both, but the restored file takes the name and place of the current one. So, if you have made changes since the backup took place that you would like to keep, they are lost, or you have to mess around a bit to merge changes, rename files, and trash the unwanted one.

As an alternative, you can browse the Time Machine backup volume directly in the Finder like any normal disk, navigate through the chronological backup hierarchy, and find the file which contains the lost content.

Once you've found it, you can open it and the current version of the file side-by-side, and copy information from Time Machine's version of the file into the current one, without losing any content you put in it since the backup was made.

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Safari 5.1.4

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Apple has released Safari 5.1.4 for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and 10.6 Snow Leopard, addressing a number of maintenance items but adding no new features. For both versions, the update improves typing responsiveness within the search field after a change in network configurations, prevents Web pages from flashing white when switching between Safari windows, fixes an issue with printing U.S. Postal Service shipping labels and embedded PDFs, preserves links in PDFs saved from Web pages, fixes a screen dimming problem that could occur while watching HTML5 video, enables cookies set during regular browsing to be used during Private Browsing, and ensures all data is deleted after clicking the Remove All Website Data button. Additionally, both versions “improve stability, compatibility and startup time when using extensions,” and incorporate numerous security fixes. The Lion version, in particular, promises an improvement in JavaScript performance as well as fixes a problem viewing Flash content after using gesture zooming. The Snow Leopard version corrects contextual menus for Web pages that are PDFs. The Snow Leopard version requires a restart after installation, but the update under Lion does not. (Free via Software Update, 44.7 MB Lion/47.5 MB Snow Leopard)

 

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Comments about Safari 5.1.4
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John Baxter  An apple icon for a Friend of TidBITS 2012-03-12 12:36
Also, the Safari update has the usual collection of security fixes discussed separately by Apple.

Michael Kemper  2012-03-13 02:31
Safari 5.1.4 has broken Gmail making it impossible to read messages.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-03-13 05:42
Seems to be working with Gmail here. I recommend choosing Safari > Report Bugs to Apple and getting a report in quickly.